Sometimes it seems like taking care of your body and mind are the last things on an ever-growing to-do list. But as Jane McGonigal points out in her latest book, SuperBetter, staying healthy is no more difficult than playing video games. (We’re serious!)
The key principles of her “Ninja Body” transformation are don’t diet, eat foods that make you feel stronger, and do things that make you feel more powerful. Repeated dieting can lead to a decreased immune system and raise the risk of heart disease. Instead of worrying about not eating bad things, focus on the foods that empower your body (McGonigal lists blueberries and quinoa among her top power foods).
Finally, you can use mini power-ups to boost your overall mood and well-being!